On October 23rd, we carried a report from Sport, who claimed that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are the ‘most interested’ clubs in Malcom, and Spurs would be willing to pay €50m for the Barcelona winger.

When the Brazilian was signed from Bordeaux in the summer, Ernesto Valverde stressed “it is a signing of the club” and after playing for just 25 minutes for his new club, it looks evident that his addition to the squad was not asked by the Blaugrana manager.

Wednesday’s edition of Catalan newspaper Sport claims that the sporting leaders and the 21-year-old were hoping he could get more minutes, but the La Liga winners chief executive Oscar Grau predicts ‘the player will be sold”.

It’s claimed the player’s future is ‘unknown’ and with Lionel Messi out of action due to injury, it leaves the former Athletic Club Bilbao manager with the South American wideman, Ousmane Dembele and Munir El Haddadi as the other options in the attack.

The Frenchman has had a good start to the season and is likely to be selected ahead of Malcom, while Munir could get the nod in Luis Suarez’s absence. 

Barca were after Chelsea’s Willian before they signed his compatriot and the Blues forward’s arrival could have relegated the former Borussia Dortmund man to the bench.

Therefore, the arrival of Malcom has seen him being a bit part player and also saved Dembele from having limited playing time at the club.